The Dolphins again come out of a difficult loss with more questions than answers .
The Dolphins again come out of a difficult loss with more questions than answers .in Hier könnt Ihr Umfragen erstellen und Posten 21.02.2019 04:58
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The team has suffered a rash of injuries Womens Customized Miami Dolphins Jerseys , more so through seven weeks than most teams do over the course of an entire season. Now, the Dolphins will head to Houston for a primetime showdown with a talented Texans team, and one player on Houston’s defense is sure to cause havoc.Each week of the 2018 season, I’m highlighting one player on the opposing team that Dolphins fans should be watching out for. This week, that player is Houston Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu.Fact CheckPosition: FSExperience: 6th seasonAge: 26Height/Weight: 5’9”, 185 lbsCollege: LSUStat ReviewIn Mathieu’s first season with the Texans (he spent the previous five with the Arizona Cardinals), the uber-talented defensive back has been a very productive cog in Romeo Crennel’s defense. Mathieu has been placed back in his natural free safety position after being moved around more in Arizona’s secondary, and he is thriving as the center fielder in a dangerous defense. Through seven games, the former Pro Bowler has 39 tackles, five passes defended www.thedolphinsfootballauthentic.com , two interceptions, and a sack.With J.J. Watt and co. making life difficult for quarterbacks up front, Mathieu has been reaping the benefits of errant throws from pressured passers. Miami’s o-line keeping Brock Osweiler upright will be a must in this contest to prevent Mathieu from having a field day.Key MatchupsThe Dolphins are suddenly thin in the pass-catching department. Albert Wilson looks to be out for an extended period of time, Kenny Stills will almost certainly miss this week’s contest after suffering a groin strain against the Lions, and DeVante Parker hasn’t been active for five of Miami’s past seven games. Parker will likely suit up for this matchup, but I’m looking for the team to further rely on a strong tight end group to make things happen.It’s time for Adam Gase to take advantage of the athleticism he has in 2018 second-round draft pick Mike Gesicki. Despite the fact that Gesicki is likely to be lined up against a linebacker in Houston’s 3-4 defensive scheme, he should be able to dominate if covered by Mathieu at any point. Gesicki has a whopping nine-inch height advantage on the slightly diminutive safety, and putting a jump ball up for the talented tight end down the field could allow for some big plays to occur.The Dolphins also need to watch out for Mathieu when attempting to make plays in the screen game. Yes, Wilson is hurt, but Miami still has Jakeem Grant out wide to make plays happen after the catch. Mathieu is an unbelievably instinctive playmaker and he’ll sniff out screens quickly if the Dolphins rely on them too often. With Parker and Gesicki in the lineup Miami Dolphins T-Shirt , Osweiler should be pushing the ball downfield to keep Houston’s defense from keying in on the dink-and-dunks over the middle. Earlier today, news broke (thanks Houtz for posting) that the Miami Dolphins were listing quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the team’s final injury report of the week, marking him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Tannehill was limited in his work on Friday, dealing with an issue in his throwing shoulder that first occurred during the team’s Week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders and continues to bother him. He was not slowed by it last week or early this week, but there appears to be something a little more bothersome about it on Friday, causing Tannehill to at least modify something about Friday’s practice.He was not the only member of the Dolphins, who have been bitten hard by the injury bug as of late, to be listed on the report. In fact, 20 percent of the Dolphins’ roster is currently on the injury report for Sunday. Defensive end Cameron Wake, who missed last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals Miami Dolphins Hats , his first missed game since 2015, is again listed as doubtful after not practicing for the second-straight week as he recovers from a knee injury. The team then listed nine other players as questionable, joining Tannehill in the category. Linebacker Chase Allen continues to recover from a foot injury, defensive end Andre Branch is working his way back from a knee issue, tight end A.J. Derby has a foot problem, wide receiver Jakeem Grant has an injured shoulder, defensive end Charles Harris popped up on the injury report on Friday with a calf issue, cornerback Bobby McCain was limited in practice on Friday after not working out earlier in the week as he returns from a knee injury, safety T.J. McDonald continues to be bothered by a foot problem, wide receiver DeVante Parker is looking to return after missing two games with a quardiceps issue www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com , and tackle Laremy Tunsil worked through the concussion protocol. All of them could be available for Sunday, with Tannehill and Tunsil keys to the offense being able to find any success this week.Miami is trying to stop a two-game losing skid.The Bears, meanwhile, only listed defensive back Marcus Cooper on the final injury report, ruling him out for the game. Defensive back Prince Amukamara, offensive lineman Eric Kush, and wide receiver Anthony Miller all had been on the report earlier in the week, but were removed and are expected to play. The Dolphins removed wide receiver Danny Amendola, running back Frank Gore, and defensive end Robert Quinn from the final injury determination after they were all given veteran rest days during the practice week. Also removed from the report were safety Reshad Jones Miami Dolphins Womens T-Shirt , who has a shoulder injury but was a full participant in practice all week; tight end Durham Smyther, who was limited on Thursday with an ankle problem but fully practiced on Friday; and, wide receiver Albert Wilson, who was a full participant in practice all week despite an abdominal injury.Miami hosts Chicago in a 1pm ET game on Sunday.